Jeffrey Joe Hinton

  • It is with deep regret that we must announce the cancellation of NCR’s scheduled launch for April 4-5, 2020. This probably should not come as a surprise. We were hoping for the best. However, Colorado has imposed restrictions limiting gatherings of no more than 10 people, closing all non-essential businesses, and restricting general activities. I…[Read more]

  • There is a scheduled/approved Northern Colorado Rocketry launch event on Sat, 3/7 at the Atlas launch site.  Weather pending….We have a GO for launch this Saturday, March 7th, from the Atlas Site.  This launch will be for commercial motors only.  Expect the range and waiver (12,000’ AGL) to be operational by 9 AM.  Expecting partly cloudy sk…[Read more]

  • We are GO for Launch on Saturday, February 1, at the Atlas Site, subject to normal precautions.  Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.  Expecting partly cloudy skies, winds 8 to 12 mph, gusts up to 18 mph, and maybe the temperatures will reach into the fifties.  The current weather predictions appear favorable for flying rockets.    The waiver…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    Happy New Launch Year!  We have received our COA for 2020 and are GO for launch on Saturday, January 4th, at the Atlas Site.  We are GO for Launch, subject to normal precautions.  Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.  Expecting partly cloudy skies, winds 6 to 12 mph and maybe temperatures will reach into the forties.…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    There is a scheduled Northern Colorado Rocketry launch event on Sat, 12/7 at the Atlas launch site.

    With no fire restrictions currently in place in Weld County or on the Pawnee National Grassland, We are GO for Launch, subject to normal precautions.  Let’s hope Mother Nature cooperates.  Expecting partly cloudy skies,…[Read more]

  • It’s been decided – NO GO for OKTOBERFEST.   This was the prudent and responsible thing to do, given the vegetative conditions and lack of precipitation affecting our spot on the prairie.  Discussion of moving the November launch to the Atlas site has already started but it’s really dry and crispy there as well.  Time to start the rain dances in…[Read more]

  • The Ranger says Plan to go ahead with your launch on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4. The humidity looks like it will remain up the rest of the month. We have received some precipitation, but there are a lot of cured annual grasses out there. We’ve had two fires in the last couple of weeks. Neither grew very large, but there are areas that wi…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    High Skies in July 2019 has received the green light from the US Forest Service for the coming weekend of July 6th and 7th on the Pawnee National Grassland at NCR’s North Site.  Our waiver will be a constant 20,000’ AGL, with “windows of opportunity” for higher altitudes shots on Saturday and Sunday.  We anticipate h…[Read more]

  • Let’s fly some rockets.  Tripoli Colorado is GO for launch on Sunday, April 28th.  You can stay informed by checking their website at http://www.tripolicolorado.org  or Facebook Tripoli-Colorado (public group), or checking your e-mail.

    And the District Ranger says NCR may proceed as planned for our Space Race Celebration, subject to the normal prec…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    Sad but true.  As we had feared, we have not received our FAA waiver for our launches scheduled for April 6/7 and are forced to postpone the launch. This delay appears to be caused by a backlog of work caused by the federal government shutdown that occurred earlier this year. We have been concerned that this may be the case…[Read more]

  • Members and friends,

    NCR has a GO for launch Saturday, March 30th only, at the Atlas Site.  The Ranger says NCR can proceed with the March 30th launch as planned but, as usual, that is subject to change. The prairie remains fragile and vulnerable.  Vegetation is dry out there.  Relative humidity is down and ground moisture content is low but if…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    Our planned Saturday March 9th Atlas launch has been scrubbed.  High winds and the predicted cloud cover equals a common sense approach to winter rules on the Front Range – Mother Nature wins again.

    Apologies for the late decision making but really, the weather forecast is not in our favor.

    NO GO for Saturday March 9t…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    STOP – NO GO for launch on Saturday, March 2nd.  I spoke at length with the Ranger this afternoon.  We have been instructed to CANCEL our scheduled launch for this weekend.  The crispy vegetation and extremely dry soil conditions have elevated the levels of concern.  And that’s without mentioning the 800 plus acre fire that h…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday, February 9th at the ATLAS SITE.  The current weather forecast, subject to change, predicts winter temps but favorable, light wind conditions for flying.  Range and waiver are expected to be ready for operation starting at 9 AM and lasting until 3 PM or until we run out of motors, lose interes…[Read more]

  • HAPPY NEW LAUNCH YEAR!!!!  Resolve to launch more rockets in 2019, beginning on January 5th.

     

    We are GO FOR LAUNCH on Saturday, January 5th at the ATLAS SITE.  The current weather forecast calls for clear and cold conditions for flying, starting at 10 AM and lasting until 3 PM or until we run out of motors, lose interest or the cold chases u…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    Please mark your calendars for these upcoming very important dates in 2019.

    Saturday, January 5th, 10 AM – NCR Launch at the Atlas Site, weather pending.  For those of you driving a long ways to our launch, I’d recommend checking in with your favorite weather report or call the Greeley-Weld County Airport’s automate…[Read more]

  • Our planned Saturday Dec 1 Atlas launch has been scrubbed.  High winds and the predicted cloud cover equals a common sense approach to winter rules on the Front Range – Mother Nature wins again.

    Apologies for the late decision making but really, the weather forecast is not in our favor.

    NO GO for Saturday December 1st.

  • Apologies for the late notice:

    There is a scheduled Northern Colorado Rocketry launch event on Sat, 12/1 at the Atlas launch site.

    With no fire restrictions currently in place in Weld County or on the Pawnee National Grassland, We are GO for Launch, subject to normal precautions.

    Expect partly cloudy skies, winds  8 to 14 mph and maybe tempe…[Read more]

  • Members and Friends,

    There is a scheduled/approved Northern Colorado Rocketry launch event on Saturday November 3rd at the North launch site.

    With no fire restrictions currently in place in Weld County or on the Pawnee NG, the PNG Ranger has “green lighted” NCR for the event, subject to normal precautions. The Ranger says NCR can proceed with…[Read more]

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    If you aren’t going to AIRFEST,  Please consider joining us this coming Labor Day weekend – Saturday and Sunday – September 1-2 at the North (Main) launch site.  NO Launch on Labor Day – Monday, September 3rd.  With no fire restrictions currently in place in Weld County or on the Pawnee NG, the PNG Ranger has “green lighted” NCR for the event…[Read more]

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